HOW JESUS REBUILT THE LOST CONNECTIONS IN THE PSYCHE OF MAN WITH ALL OF HEAVEN AND THE LORD DURING HIS LIFE AND RESURRECTION

May 18th, 2022

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

“Strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God” – Acts 14: 22

Tribulations represent temptations. Temptations are the only way evils can be removed. In the Word ‘Washing their robes and make them white’ means to remove temptations. Temptations take place in life, and in the afterlife in the world of spirits. God seeks to put everyone on earth through temptations for the sake of their redemption. A person will only undergo temptations in the spiritual world if they are being prepared for heaven. They have to have an inner will that primarily loves good in order to be able to go through the temptation, and these can be very severe, or relatively mild depending on the level of evil and false beliefs the person adhered to. The trial of a temptation causes change in the soul, mind and body of a person, they force a person to come to terms with their feeling and attitude to God. It removes false beliefs and evil attachments. Overcoming temptations allows for the reception and connection of a person to heaven and God. They humble a person, soften the soul so one is willing to change, thus form the bond with God that saves.

Now in regard to our question it is important to understand that in the centuries before Jesus was born the life and religion of man had descended int a state of desolation and darkness. What people don’t think of is that when this happens there is a loss of abilities in the mind and soul of Man, just like the muscles atrophy when one never exercised. Not only is there this effect in man, but along with it, Man became disconnected to God. Everything in the spiritual world is achieved by process, just as we know and see it is in the natural world, so there was a profound structural loss between heaven and earth. Knowledge of God and heaven is established through the church on earth. The church on earth at the time was the Jewish church and everything in the Jewish, worship, rituals, and tribes provided correspondences with Heaven. (To deeply understand this question one must have a good understanding of the darkness on earth before Jesus was born; and, one must for a deep understanding of how correspondences connect earth to heaven, so one can perceive the dire significance of how and why these were lost. These are both huge subjects in themselves, and I can only give an idea here.)

Jesus had to repair the loss and atrophy in the psyche and mind and soul of man. If He had not man would be lost in abysmal darkness. During His life from birth to the cross evil underwent temptations of an intensity and rigor we can not imagine. What Jesus achieved in him self was absolutely necessary in saving humanity. In the process of overcoming all temptations of every kind and detail Jesus was at the same time restoring all of humanities and the church’s connection to heaven; and He also restored the potential in every persons body to soul communication, -only he is the macro and we are the micro, He is infinite and we are finite. This internal body being communication is necessary for a Man to have a relationship with God.

The reason for this is that every person is a microcosm of the divine human and of heaven. We are made in His image; which means the whole of heaven is in the form of the divine human, and so, every person ever born is a ‘little heaven’; finite, but unique and whole. The divine human is a distinct level above heaven, and heaven a distinct level above man in the natural world. Each is distinct, and the higher levels are in greater light and completeness, but each is connected by correspondences. Every word in the Bible also has correspondences with heaven. This is how they contain divine truth in all it infinite variety. So when Man and the Word became desolate on earth the correspondences of heaven to earth atrophied, and at the same time the body to soul connection in man atrophied. When Man and the church become external like this there is nothing in him for heaven to correspond to. There has to be a live correspondent on earth in the natural world that corresponds to its counterpart in the spiritual world. You can visualize this like an electrical circuit where there has to be a node on each side for there to be reception and flow of electricity, otherwise the energy just dissipates away.

All the forces of evil constantly seek to bring about this separation of love and truth, of the internal from the external. But God ever seeks to bring union between them, and by this redeems Man. The immense forces of hell before Jesus was born had become so great they were overrunning the equilibrium between heaven and hell. These forces of hell destroy the workings in man’s mind that are able to see and receive heaven. This caused the great increase in the separation between God and man. The forces of hell knew who Jesus was and attacked Him His whole life, tempting Him and seeking to destroy him; and this they did with an intensity and fury unimaginable to the human mind. Jesus overcame them with the might of love and wisdom in His soul. He fought with mercy and forgiveness in His heart and in overcoming them one by one he forged and experienced every possible point of growth in the trials of life that is the example and template far all humans – for all time. The evil on earth when the Lord was born was at the greatest point it had ever been or ever will be and Jesus overcemae this with the greatest love and wisdom that had ever been.

In Man to rebuild the circuit a bond must be formed and this is done by overcoming temptations and trials in our life, repenting, and thus bonding with God. The Lord is always with us and providentially guides us, but He leaves us in freedom to do so for the bond can only take place mutually, in freedom. This takes place very much like a plant grows from a seed in soft soil, puts our shoots, branches, roots and vines, and eventually there is a whole cultivated garden. Even in writing this my soul lights up like a firefly.

To have a clear picture of this it is essential to understand the big picture for the big picture corresponds to the psyche of man. In the glorification and the resurrection Jesus rebuilt the structure of the whole universe. Evil had overrun the world of spirits and the lower parts of heaven and Jesus defeated and subjugated all of these from hell and put them in their place. He put all of heaven into order. He built a chasm between heaven and hell that cannot be crossed. In achieving these things Jesus brought exponentially greater light into the world and life of Man. His supreme growth in consciousness and wisdom paved the way in the psyche of individuals and humanity to be able to find and enter a state of enlightenment. It is the union the Lord achieved, between His human body and divine soul, that illumines the minds of all people who seek sincerely. By this union He entered the innermost of all and established a direct relationship between himself and every person.

Jesus: “Follow Me And I Shall Make You Fishers Of Men”

April 30th, 2022

Jesus chose fisherman and simple men to be his disciples because they had much more of a quality of innocence. He did not choose ‘learned’ men from among the lawyers, scribes, priests, or rabbis because they had hard and fixed ideas. The later think they know better and are not inwardly malleable to be taught.

A fisherman, or ‘fisher of souls’ needs to be able to reach people where they live, and to teach the truths of the Word they have learned. They also need to be able to obey the inner teacher, which is Jesus. It takes strength, skill and perseverance to stand by His standards, and no human is ever perfect at it. The quality of innocence is what allows us to receive and grow into it, and to forgive ourselves for our mistakes.

‘Behold I will send for many fishers, saith Jehovah, and they shall fish the sons of Israel’ (Jer. 16:16).

Jesus told Peter, after he had caught the multitude of fishes, ‘Henceforth thou shalt catch men’ (Luke 5:9, 10)”. A fisher of men dedicates themself to self growth and serving others in the course of their ordinary life. They go through trials and stay the course to overcome. Yes, it takes a strong person to go through this process of deep growth and becoming internal. It is not easy, a lot of people bail because of pride and can’t face the pain and be humbled. Many preachers today preach from ambition and the prestige it gives them. But a pastor has to humbly receive spiritual intelligence from the Word, has to develop enough self perception to see the difference between their own issues and others in order to be a good servant.

Peter is a good example. He crashed and burned many times, but in the end became a faithful and dedicated servant of the Lord as did the other disciples.

Jesus Comes to Zacchaeus’ House: Jesus Seeks to Redeem the Good in Every Man, Even that which Seems to be Lost

March 16th, 2022

The Bible reads:

Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way.

5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6 So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. 7 But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.”

8 Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.”
9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; 10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

All the implications in this story point to Zacchaeus being a rejected and lonely man. He is called small, despised for being a tax collector; which means he working with the hated romans. No one will help him and he has to sneak around. People are aghast when Jesus says He will dine with Him. On top of this he is the chief tax collector and a rich man, which means he was also envied.

One can sense Zacchaeus is deeply yearning to be noticed and have meaningful connection. Even though he is small he finds a way to see Jesus. He knows Jesus is extraordinary but doesn’t know what it is all about.
And what is extraordinary merely upon seeing Zacchaeus Jesus sees into the depth of His being and asks to dine with Him that night. Jesus knows his name and calls him to come down. This is reminiscent of when the resurrected Jesus says Mary’s name when she sees Him at the opened tomb. She doesn’t know who He is at first and mistakes him for the gardener; but when Jesus says her name her eyes are opened she sees He is the Lord, alive, and her soul is overjoyed with love and awareness. Zacchaeus was honored by Jesus’ request and responded with great Joy and enthusiasm. All his life he was not seen for who he was inside, but Jesus sees his true nature, and in affirming it brings the good in him to the fore. To have one’s eyes opened is to have the soul opened, and to be humbled, and in turn to be opened to new awareness.
Zacchaeus’ response shows his transformation. He cares more for the Lord’s love and salvation than for his riches. He generously restores fourfold to all those who have been wronged. Zacchaeus was one who was lost, buried under the pressure and circumstance of the World, but the Lord brought out what was inside. He can do this for each of us, whatever situation we are in in this world. The loves we hold and fight for inside are what counts the most. The Lord redeems this inner good from the ashes of bitterness.

What Happens When We Enter the Spiritual World and the Process By Which the Lord Determines Our Salvation

March 15th, 2022

Someone asked – “Is there anything like purgatory? Where do souls go after death to wait for judgement. Or do they go to Heaven/Hell and come out on the day of judgement?”

Between heaven and hell there is the World of spirits, that is a place of preparation for heaven or hell where people who die are for a period of time. Revelation reads:
“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last”. (Revelation, 22:1-13)

The lines about the unjust remaining unjust and the holy remaining holy, refer to profound principles of the spiritual world. The love in one’s heart and the beliefs we live by form the end state of our soul when we die. What this love is when we die, it will continue to be in the spiritual world. The form of our soul is determined by the concordance between our external self and internal self during our life on earth. The greater the harmony between the two, the more sincere, genuine, and loving we have been in life. For instance, a person whose face and manner reflects what is in their mind and soul is in harmony. As the Bible says of Philip, “He was a man without guile.” A deceptive internal self hides behind the external self and, if this is from hate and ill-will, the soul takes on a hellish form. Once in the spiritual world, the pattern of this concordance can no longer change. This is because in life there is constant striving (or lack of striving) for union between the natural and spiritual of every person. To the degree this union is formed during life the constellation if formed. But after death the natural/material is no more and the formation stops, and the constellation formed, then, doesn’t change, This is what is meant by the phrase in the Bible, “In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be” (Ecclesiatstes 11:3).

This does not mean a person’s state doesn’t change in the spiritual world, but it can only change based on the form of the concordance. The concordance is based on the internal bond we made with the good of God, so in heavenly light we grow and flourish to the degree the pattern of the concordance is receptive to it; and this pattern is unique with everyone. The pattern of concordance that forms our soul is like a seed that grows in the light of heaven if it is good; if it is bad it shrivels and rejects the light of heaven. The reason the form of the concordance can only change while we are in the world is that life in the world is part material and part spiritual, and change in form is birthed from the marriage of the material and the spiritual. The mind is part material and part spiritual also, so, by doing and thinking, by believing and loving, we manifest the form of our soul.

Jesus doesn’t ‘throw’ anyone into hell. People do it to themself, by what they choose to love. In the spiritual world before anyone enters heaven or hell they go through a rigorous process called vastation (cleansing) which may be mild or very intense. (This takes place in the ‘world of spirits’ which is between heaven and hell.) The purpose of vastation is ultimately to remove everything in a person that is not in harmony with their ruling love. If they have a constellation which is ultimately capable for heaven than extraneous evils are removed from them, and visa versa. In this process the angels do everything possible, from love, to prepare the person for heaven. But the loves one has formed in their soul – freely chosen and bonded with – are the baseline of our being. We can’t just say we want something – like we want to go to heaven and do it – unless our loves are in harmony with it. There is no fooling God and the angels. God judges truly and knows us better than we know ourself.

The deeper the conception and love we have for the Lord while here on earth the more wonders and truths will be open to us in heaven. We need to have these memories in our mind, and more importantly the loves of life bonded in our soul. Our mind and soul are profoundly connected to heaven, but we must form the bond here for God to ‘prepare the place for us in heaven’. He can only build the mansions in heaven for us according to the loves and beliefs we formed here. All of this is the particulars of how we are in the image of God. Being in the image of God doesn’t just mean shape, it means all the processes in the whole human form correspond between us humans and the Lord. This goes along with the universal principle that the natural world is the foundation of the spiritual world, and for anything to exist it has to have a root in each. The human form is a little heaven in potential, and since the whole of heaven is in the human form, all things are connected by correspondence between the micro and the macro; – including access to ‘places’ – which in the spiritual world means ‘state of being’.

To the degree we understand and love the particulars of how Jesus redeemed all of humanity, (and redeemed you), seeds are planted in our mind and soul. In the spiritual world these seeds of perception are set – their constellation can no longer change – but, to whatever extent they reached into heaven – they will grow forever. The more intimate the love we developed of the Lord the more expansive are the roots, stem, and shoots that grow from the constellation. In the light of heaven, it gradually blooms into a great tree with leaves, fruits, and flowers – far beyond what we could ever imagine. We leave our former life behind, and move forward into ever-increasing joy. These seeds are avenues that lead down expansive paths of joyous wonder ever deeper and deeper. Great mysteries are opened that lead to greater and greater mysteries!

THE MANIFESTATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT AND A MEDITATION ON THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR LIVES NOW

March 14th, 2022

 

“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”. – Matthew 3:11

“And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God”. – Luke 1:35

    The Holy spirit is the presence of Jesus; it is one with Jesus not separate. It has always been so, but the holy spirit’s  influence and presence became exponentially brighter when God was born on earth, and then especially in the resurrection. This is extremely valuable for our heart of faith to contemplate.
     Before being born on earth God is known as Jehovah. The holy spirit in its essence is the divine truth, especially the power of divine truth. There is no greater power in the universe than the power of divine truth from the Lord. It possesses all innocence and goodness and arising from this is complete, comprehensive and immutable power of truth that all things and all powers have no ability but to bow to. It occupies the core from goodness and so nothing is above it, or can overcome it. What ever come from the Lord’s will is divine truth and will come true in time. This is why all prophecy from the Old Testament came true no matter how long it took. Prophecy is divine because the will of God, and therefore it all came true in the New Testament. This scripture speaks to this power:


    “A branch will come out of the trunk of Jesse. The spirit of Jehovah will rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and intelligence, the spirit of counsel and strength. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the spirit of his lips he will kill the ungodly. Justice will be his loincloth, and the truth will wrap his thighs. (Isaiah 11:1, 2, 4, 5)

 

     For the good people seeking to be regenerated the Holy spirit is the comforter. It brings justice, reconciliation, knowledge and love to the poor in spirit. To the evil it also brings justice, but devastation, exposure and to be put in their place – for they hate God and His people; they think they should be in power and not God. In the scripture we see relatively small but telling examples of this power. When the people want to stone the adulterous woman, Jesus says, “Let he who is without sin throw the first stone.” This stuns their conscience with the truth, and they are unable to act. When Jesus announces himself as the Messiah with the words, “Today these scriptures are fulfilled”, the people want to stone him and throw him off a cliff, but Jesus passes through them unharmed. When Jesus is arrested the soldiers want take hold of him, but Jesus flexes His power and they all fall to the ground around him.
These are a few examples, but there are many.

     In the gospels we see how He has complete power over demons who possess others. In the big picture Jesus was been born to defeat all the powers of evil that had overrun the earth, much of the world spirits, and even the lower parts of heaven. The scripture tells that ‘violence is done even to heaven’. We can take comfort and assurance in the fact that Jesus has all power. When we love and believe in Him he takes us under His wing ‘like a mother hen’. We come under his power and protection when we acknowledge and love him in heart. This causes His presence (holy spirit) to be with us. This is the efficacy of prayer.

     It is also very important to understand that even though Jesus has omnipotent power He leaves us in freedom, for Man can only be transformed in freedom. Jesus obeyed His own laws of divine order. In His life on earth He worked within the laws of freedom to transform man. In the garden when He is arrested Peter takes his sward and fights the soldiers and Jesus tells him to stop, saying, “don’t you know I could bring down legions of angels to defeat my enemies?”. But He does not. He could do this anytime He wanted but He knows the transformation in Man’s soul must take place reciprocally, that is, in freedom, from Man’s own will to meet Him.
      Now is it very important to see how the Holy spirit (the presence of Jesus) came into its full manifestation when Jesus was born on earth and resurrected. Jesus is ‘the bridge’ because He entered the natural world, and by doing this made Himself known to Man and renewed everything.
       “[The Comforter] will glorify me because he will take from what is mine and will make it known to you. Everything the Father has is mine. This is why I said that [the Comforter] will take from what is mine and will make it known to you”. (John 16:14, 15) In mentioning the Comforter and the Holy Spirit, the Lord was referring to himself. This is clear from these words of his: “The world would not recognize him but you know him; I will not leave you orphans, I am coming to you; you will see me.” And elsewhere, “Behold I am with you every day, even to the close of the age” (Matthew 28:20

      When the Lord told the disciples that it is expedient that I accomplish my mission and die on the cross for then I will send you the Holy spirit, He is describing this situation: Before He was born God was in the celestial and spiritual, but had never existed in the natural/physical level. By being born on earth He entered the physical and He made even the natural bend to His will by making His physical body divine. In doing this He brought the celestial, spiritual and physical into complete presence and wholeness. What is in its wholeness from the lowest natural to the highest is in its power. This caused exponentially greater light to the life of Man. By dying and resurrecting He entered the innermost of all things, and ‘drew all things unto himself’. This ‘exponentially greater light’ is the presence of the Holy Spirit, and the comforter. This is what is meant when Isaiah says, “The light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun;” and when John writes in Revelation, “The contenance of the son of man was as the sun shinning in his strength.” 
       Before the resurrection, there was an intermediate step to be connected to God and heaven by way of the representative church of the Jews in the Old Testament. After the resurrection, all people in all places at all times are in direct relationship with the Lord – if they so choose. This is expressed in the words of David, “In his days shall the righteous flourish, and the abundance of peace until there is no longer any moon.”
      

      In our spiritual life now, in this day, the Holy Spirit is the presence of Jesus, the fire that proceeds from God, and that kindles in our breasts a spiritual passion to know the Lord and for God’s will to prevail in this painful world. The Holy spirit ever urges us to seek union between our body and soul, to seek the marriage of our understanding and love, that together, creates a burning thirst in us that only He can satisfy. God is in His people. The Holy Spirit compels us to find the way to express, and manifest what God has given us to do.

      The Holy Spirit proposes a puzzle that we must work out in our hearts, and by our actions in the world; and to the degree we do we BOND with God – the only true glory afforded to humans (received as if by brushing the hem of His robe). The Holy Spirit simultaneously inspires in us the willingness to humbly submit to God’s will – and the strength to see through deception and fight evil. The Holy spirit first kindles an anxiety of unknown cause and purpose, but if we persevere through the fog of anxiety, and there are time when it clears, and the desire to be right with God leads us to understand and to inspire others. This cannot help but lead us to confront and expose the deceptions of those of ill-intent – and to do it with love – which sometime may requite and engender composure and fierce determination. The Holy Spirit moves us to honor the good deeds and sacrifices of others, and especially to honor the one who redeemed all humanity by His deeds and sacrifice. Honor is for men and woman, Worship is honor to God, something only He is worthy of.

THE MEANING OF THE VERSE – “No more shall an infant from there live but a few days, Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; For the child shall die one hundred years old”

February 21st, 2022
SOMEON ASKED – “What is the meaning of this verse, “No more shall an infant from there live but a few days, Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; For the child shall die one hundred years old, But the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed’. – Isaiah 65: 20
 
This verse follows and is part of the description of the wonder and promise of the Holy city in the New Jerusalem. The verse before it says “I will rejoice in Jerusalem, And joy in My people; The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, Nor the voice of crying”.
The verse at the top is describing the process of getting there. ‘A hundred years old’ means a complete state of union. In Matthew – “Everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields, for My name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will be allotted the inheritance of eternal life” – Matt. 19:29. Here ‘a hundredfold’ stands for that which is complete, otherwise described as ‘good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over’, in Luke 6:38. Also In Luke, “Some seed fell on good ground, and when it had grown up it brought forth fruit a hundredfold”. – Luke 8:8
These scriptures also show that becoming complete is a process. Before even being regenerated a person must be prepared. The innocence of childhood is essential in this; but the innocence of childhood is an external innocence until it is incorporated into the soul by ones own intelligence and will. This is in preparation for one becoming willing to be led by the Lord. A person can only be regenerated when they come of age (or later), for not until then is he or she able to exercise reason and judgement, and by so doing to receive a principled soul of goods and truths from the Lord.
Before entering that state he or she is being prepared by experiences that serve as ‘the soil’ for receiving the seeds of truth and good. A person is not aware of how the Lord is providentially preparing them, but they are responding intuitively to His prompting. This takes place during learning to work, education, making a living, having a responsibility or any number of paths in life. Through these things the Lord providentially guides us so that our states of innocence can be combined with our intelligence. This builds thoughts and feelings that make one receptive to God. Often this involves periods of deep grief or loss that ‘soften the soil’ of the soul.
This implantation occurs for many years before regeneration takes place. When a person has been endowed with these things and so has been prepared, his state is now said to be complete, for the things that are interior have been arranged. Remains bonded in the soul allow a person to receive and be regenerated by the Lord.
In heaven this scripture has another related meaning. All children who die young to heaven and are taught there by angels. Because they have not yet formed their own conscience they are all capable of being taught the good and truths of heaven by wise angels. Everyone born has hereditary evil so this is a process also. Children and those with innocence will increase in joy and wisdom for eternity. Old men and women there do not remain old but gradually return to the bloom of youth because the innocence in their soul is continually increasing and bonding with their wisdom. Innocent children are not angles but in time become angels and grow in love and wisdom forever.
The scripture above also describes ‘the accursed’, which are those who refuse to undergo this process and so go in the opposite direction. Those who willfully reject Him, and come to love to harm, hate and destroy are kept separate from heaven in hell. They are governed by the Lord there to not sink into a deeper and worse state.
The Lord provides peace to the heavenly and there is no longer weeping from the fear of the evil, their ‘tears are wiped away’, as they move ever more into new internal skills and gifts in their heavenly life. The Lord by His might brings light and justice to all.
Swedenborg adds are remarkable passage about the 100 years that shows how remains give us an idea of the Lord’s glorification process: “These things that are so with man may serve to illustrate what is meant by a complete state of the Human united to the Divine in the Lord. That is to say, they may illustrate the state when the Lord by His own power – through the conflicts brought about by temptations and through victories, and through the powers of Divine wisdom and intelligence – gathered to Himself within the Human, that is, within the Rational, so much of the Divine that He was able to unite the Divine itself to the Divine acquired within the Rational. And it was to represent this state that, even though Abraham had spent many years in the land of Canaan, Isaac was not born to him until he was a hundred years old. These are the arcana contained within the number ‘a hundred years’, which was Abraham’s age”. – AC 2636

THE LORD TEACHES US NOT TO BE LUKEWARM: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE LUKEWARM AND WHY DOES THE LORD COMPARE IT TO VOMIT

February 7th, 2022
 
“So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth”. – Revelation 3:16
 
To be lukewarm is to be non-committal, to have no fear or respect for who and what God is. The Lord’s love and wisdom is all powerful in universe; to be lukewarm is a fools game. Yet, by His divine order He leaves in freedom to choose. Also, by His divine order – no one gets away with being neutral to God, that is a vain impossibility. Being lukewarm is a matter of will, and our will by nature favors God or not. To think we can be in between is being Lukewarm – which the Lord compares to vomit. To presume to be neutral is an illusion, a farce; it pretends to be passive and objective, but with God this is not possible; it is really an act of the will to avoid. To be lukewarm is to deny the relevance of God in life so that one does not have to take responsibility for their actions even for the state of their soul. Those who do this can’t help but use the pseudo philosophy of relativizing. Relativizing is an external minded way of looking at everything, where all points of views are made of equal value, and by this they can justify anything. Children do this when they say something like’ ‘Tommy did it so I should be able to to’. In this false philosophy reason becomes the servant of emotion which quickly becomes the servant of hell.
This syndrome often goes along with trauma, but it is a negative response to trauma, which causes it to be a deep root rut in the psyche. We do well to be very understanding toward trauma for it is difficult and often unjust, but at some point one must seek forgiving within themself. God understand the difficulty but asks us to examine ourself. Healing from trauma requires compassion and understanding, but relativizing separates insight and feeds the negative because it is a cut-off, and shut down from responding and learning. This blocks healing. Relativizing is designed to insulate pain and protect against connection and growth. But the pain doesn’t go anywhere. It stays and perpetuates denial and leads to narcissism.
In truth all good doctrine, religion, spirituality and philosophy is based on the principle of union. The root of this truth comes from the Lord – wherein lays the Holy union (marriage) of his divine body and divine soul. Thus, from Him proceeds the cause and pattern of all truth – which is to seek union between our love and intelligence. For instance, with a person in the state of good the love and wisdom in their heart shines from their face and eyes, and thus it is apparent to all with sense that that person is in harmony. With those who are lukewarm it is the opposite; they put a wedge between the primary affections in their heart and the look on their face in order to hide and deflect. The Lukewarm separate love and wisdom – which is also the goal of hell.
To be vomited out of the mouth of the Lord is to be rejected from the body of Christ, and thus the kingdom of heaven.
As human beings we are made in such a way that we must have something reliable to trust in life. It is innate to the life breath and health of our body mind and soul. To do so we must reach-out of our own will, we must show we are ‘either for or against’ God. God can always be trusted, under all circumstances, so in the end whether it be easy or hard – there is no excuse for not reaching to Him.
Our identity fully comes into being when we are willing to stand for something good, to put our whole self into it. By this we lay many evils to the wayside and become a more whole person.

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN, AND THE PROCESS BY WHICH IS MAY BE IDENTIFIED: THE EXAMPLE OF NICODEMUS

February 5th, 2022
 
I think this is something the Lord only knows and governs but I think we can see signs of it from within themself if we are very honest. Being born again is a process of being regenerated from the evils in our nature that we have from head to toe. This is always a process but the point of being ‘born again’ is when the Lord trusts is to enter into internal knowledge and love of the Word. It is a process getting there and afterward. The Lord only allows a person into the internal sense of the Word and a relationship with Him when He sees that a person will be true to it to the end of life. If one were to turn against their love of the Word or the Lord – it has terrible consequence in the spiritual world. For once it is loved the bond with the Word cannot be removed; it remains forever. But if one then turns against it, this denial is of hate, and the person now has the other foot in hell.
 
This duplicity is not allowed in the spiritual world. There is no such thing as being neutral to the Lord. We are ‘either for or against Him’, there is no in between, He is the ‘plumb line’, the measure of all things. It is not possible to have one foot in heaven and one in hell because heavenly light and hellish light cannot exist together or be in the same place. Every person must have a ruling love that is heavenly or hellish. This is why all that are capable of being in heaven are gradually vastated of the hellish loves and beliefs; and all those going to hell are vastated of heavenly beliefs and loves. All this shows how important it is that one only be allowed into the internal of the Word when they are truly ready. This is the seminal point of transition, and the Lord from His infinite wisdom governs all of this.
Nicodemus is a good example of this in the Bible. “Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” This is clearly a very literal and external idea of what Jesus means by ‘being born again of the spirit’. Being born of the spirit is of the internal man, and the internal man grows out of the external man’s grief and loss. A new plant grows out of the manure of the old plant. One does not put ‘New wine in old wine skin’ is the Bibles concise expression of this.
It is likely that Nicodemus defended Jesus in counsels of the Sanhedrin concerning Jesus’ trial, (though we don’t see this directly in the Word), but after His resurrection it is written: “And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds”. By saying ‘who at first came to Him in the night’ the Word is showing that Nicodemus now comes to the Lord ‘in the light’. Also, Nicodemus’ great gesture of giving the gifts shows his love and devotion. The gifts given represent the gifts of the spirit that Nicodemus received in his heart and mind, which is a great indication of his transformation to the internal relationship.

THE MEANING OF FLESH IN THE BIBLE AND REGENERATING FROM A HEART OF STONE

February 3rd, 2022
 
“I will give them one heart, and will put a new spirit in your midst; and I will remove the heart of stone out of their flesh and will give them a heart of flesh”. Ezek. 11:19
This verse contains some very in depth psychological and spiritual truths that are very useful. The words ‘flesh’ and ‘heart of stone’ refer to the part of the self that is of our own self and body, that thinks only of ourself. The flesh in this sense is hereditary evil that comes in the body, and in itself is nothing but evil and exposed to evil. This part of the self is just the worldly human part of ourself that has no idea that all good comes from God; it is not connected to the spiritual. The part of humans is called proprium, it thinks that good (and evil) comes from ourself, and this is a lie. (It is good to note that – just as all good comes from God, all evil comes from hell.) To not give God the credit due Him – which essentially is to acknowledge all good comes from Him – is called spiritual thievery in the Bible. By doing this we are denying the truth of our being and exposed to evil.
Only our faith and love of God cn pull us our of this. The spiritual circuitry in our body, mind, and soul works at its finest and as we are meant to when we are in humility toward the Lord. When we are in humility toward the Lord we perceive in heart that all good comes from Him. This the angels see and know continually and it is the source of their strength and wisdom. This inner perception forges the union between our inner innocence and adult intelligence, and this in turn magnifies their soul and perception.
Proprium largely comes from inherited qualities that are passed on from generation to generation and these need to be regenerated. Proprium is mostly hereditary evil in us, and evil uses it to bring us to hell if it can. But Proprium can have good or bad qualities. For instance, a person can have good parents that pass on very congenial qualities, that gives a person an easy manner. But this is still of self and becomes ‘cloying’ in quality if the person does not incorporate it into their core self that is connected and receptive of God. Our own intelligence needs to be incorporated and in union with innocence for our quality to become true intelligence and true innocence; otherwise they remain natural and external. So ‘good proprium’ that remains external does not do us any good, and can be a hindrance to our internal and spiritual state, because it is too easy.
The depth and brightness of our spiritual quality, and thus salvation, has do to with the ‘distance’ we travel in transformation from external to internal. This is why the father of the prodigal son rejoiced so greatly, with such gladness, at the return of the son who was lost, but the son who was at home was upset. In correspondences ‘distance’ means ‘change of state’, so the prodigal son represents great transformation, while the one who was home not so much. The son that stayed home thought that he was good, and had all the reasons for it; but the prodigal son knew he was not good, was humbled to the bottom of his being, and looked to return to the father, claiming nothing, only wishing to serve. The father represents the Lord who is always watching – scanning the horizon – to see us turn to Him of our will. The Lord Jesus is always turned to us, full of all goodness, resources, wisdom and love. He gives us freely of His kingdom if we can receive it.

THE CAUSE OF LIBERAL LIES, HOW IT IS FROM HELL: A DESCRIPTION OF WHAT WE ARE UP AGAINST

January 9th, 2022
 
With their Jan 6th narrative the Liberals are pushing an extensive and insidious lie to dominate and control our society and country. They abuse free speech and weaponize democracy to infect and destroy free speech and democracy, and to bring in liberal controlled socialism. The real platform of Biden, AOC and Pelosi is deception and evil. There is a segment of society that had already bought that the ‘new world order was inevitable’ (like Thanos said his evil purpose was ‘inevitable’). They fully expect you to swallow this evil, and they delight in seeing good people and good values destroyed. They so despise the people they think they can relativize good and evil as being the same – only evil does that! That is the definition of spiritual insanity – using your mind to make evil ‘good’.
 
They reason they will loss is because they are fighting against man’s greatest and most core love – the love to be free and sovereign, without these God given gifts we don’t have an identity. Real men and women will fight to the death for this God given gift.
 
False compassion is a repeated trick of evil throughout history, but the root of the modern evil movement in the new world order comes from the lefts belief in liberation theology – which is based on favoring the marginalized at all cost. This has been sold for years based on ‘compassion’, but it is false compassion. It is important to see (and I will explain below) how it is that false compassion harbors a dire hatred and violence. This is why the left keeps taking more and more insane positions that seem unbelievable.
Compassion is not compassion at all unless it is in union with wisdom. The Bible says, ‘be harmless as a dove, and wise as a serpent’, and by this it means that both must be done together in union. To give compassion and charity without discerning the quality and intent of that you are giving it to – is NOT compassion. By the same principle of life to use intelligence without something good being your end purpose is NOT wisdom.
The left’s ideology of false compassion started with liberation theology. Liberation theology was the idea of Catholic nuns that used scripture to claim that ‘God favors the poor’. The idea that God favors the poor is false compassion. The nuns used it for political leverage in south America because of injustices taking place there, and liberals became giddy with the emotional and mental power it gave them over their adversaries. Then the black power movement took up the ideas of liberation theology, the gay movement, and so on. All this led to the way the left uses racism, and other ideologies for mental intimidation over people.
 
In truth God favors no one, and he favors all. If a segment of society can use the authority of God’s favor over others then the others have no chance. God is not ‘a respecter of persons’ as he says’. He sees the quality of love and wisdom in every person and judges by that. But the left and the deep state hate God and want to see God and His people destroyed. The reason that false compassion harbors violence is that those that invest themselves fully into it are investing themself in half the equation of life – which is the opposite of union. There is an innate drive from the good to be in wholeness, that is, for love and wisdom to be in union; but there is a negative drive from hereditary evil in us to constantly separate love from wisdom so that evil can control us. To be in false compassion means to block out the drive in us that wants and needs the wisdom that comes from God and nourishes our soul. To block this out takes a lot of energy and denial; it causes a dissociated state, but that part which is being blocked out is enraged! it is suffocated! This is why liberals like AOC, Biden, Pelosi, Salwell, Reid and so many others have a vacant look in their eyes – they are dissociated from reality and live for a false ideology. This allows them to be abstracted from reality and not care about how they hurt real people.
To the degree they bury themselves in this dissociated syndrome, it becomes rage. Inwardly, they are full of calculated cunning from a lust to rule and control, all the while trying to look ‘compassionate and smart’. Calculated cunning is not intelligence for its goal is not good. The lib may or may not have a High IQ, but their intent is irrational and therefore not intelligent. Such a person is driven by emotion, and in this state the capacity of the mind justifies the emotion no matter how smart they are. This is why their policies are foolish, irresponsible, and dangerous. Once invested in the lie they have to keep investing in it deeper and deeper lest they see what is happening.
This is exactly what happens in hell (except much worse in hell) – they have such a lust for lies and hate, and are so invested in them, they can no longer stand for any light to come in. Light scalds them; they cannot stand to see what they have become. They burn with hatred and jealousy in the presence of the slightest love and innocence. It is insanity.
In this world a person with sanity left can repent from this, but those who go too far just seek to go deeper, and will never change.
This is why the left brazenly lies, constantly tries to cause a tsunami of propaganda, and goes to further and further extremes. They have to be stopped and defeated. They will cheat and lie every chance they get in a very premeditated way.